Students

NYU is committed to providing you with the excellent education you expect.  This year, to achieve more physical distancing in classroom settings (6 ft (2m) between students; 10 ft (3m) between students and faculty) and less density, we are reducing the number of people permitted in classrooms.  Look for signage indicating current maximums.

Example classroom density prior to COVID-19

Example of classroom density prior to COVID-19

Example of classroom density during COVID-19

Example of classroom density during COVID-19

Example of reduced auditorium-style seating density

Example of reduced auditorium-style seating density

Classes will take three forms (or modalities) this year: in-person, online, and blended (a mix of the two).  Albert, the course registration system, will have fully updated course descriptions on July 13.  You can work with your academic advisor to get the mix of courses you want and to reconcile any scheduling conflicts caused by reconfiguring courses.

Types of Classes

To align with our safety plans, classes will take three forms (or “modalities”) in 2020-2021 (and they will be designated as follows in NYU’s course registration system, Albert):

  • In-person classes: The instruction is in-person, though students unable to get to campus or the classroom may attend remotely
  • Online classes: All of the instruction is remote, whether the course meets at a designated time (synchronous), is self-paced (asynchronous), or a combination of both. Though wholly online, these courses will retain their usual enrollment size and students will have opportunities for regular engagement with the professor
  • Blended classes: A varying mix of in-person and online instruction (please consult Albert for additional, specific course details)

Regardless of modality, every class will make remote attendance possible for the entire semester for students who are studying remotely this fall (such as those confronting travel restrictions or quarantines).